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06/30/2004
Sony's New Hard Drive and Flash-Based Network Walkman Players Offer More Ways to Download

"The Sony Walkman® player was born out of a pure love of music and the understanding that people want to listen on their own terms," said Todd Schrader, a vice president at Sony Electronics in...

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06/30/2004
Sony VAIO-Branded Portable Digital Music Player Puts Up to 26,000 Songs in Your Pocket

Offering a bright new window on your favorite tunes, Sony's VAIO® Pocket hard drive digital music player, announced today, features a 2.2-inch color LCD display so you can display full-color...

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06/30/2004
Open Casting Call for Memoirs of a Geisha to Be Held in Monterey Park on July 10, 2004

Academy Award® nominated director Rob Marshall and Red Wagon Films today announced an open casting call for Asian girls aged 8-18 for the upcoming feature film version of Arthur Golden's...

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06/29/2004
Travel Light With Sony's New Three-Megapixel Camcorder

Weighing less than a pound and easily fitting into a pocket or purse, the new Sony® DCR-PC350 MiniDV Handycam® camcorder packs advanced technical features and imaging power into a compact,...

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06/28/2004
***Tip Sheet*** Zomba Label Group/Alize Bleu Pre-BET Awards Celebration

WHO: Barry Weiss, Zomba Label Group, and Alize Bleu WHAT: Pre-BET Awards Celebration WHEN: Monday - June 28th, 2004 8pm - midnight *Press must check in between 7pm and 7:30pm for Red Carpet...

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06/28/2004
Expansive Real Estate Offered With Sony's New Widescreen Flat-Panel PC Display

Property isn't hard to come by in the display market with Sony's new 23-inch SDM-P234 flat panel display. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20040628/LAM045) The P234 features a 1920 x...

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06/28/2004
Sean 'P. Diddy' Combs, Jay-Z and Paris Hilton Join PlayStation®2 to Celebrate 4th of July Weekend in Style

To kick-off the July 4th weekend, PlayStation®2 will celebrate Independence Day with the debut of the PlayStation®2 Estate, a private, all-inclusive retreat that will serve as the ultimate...

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06/25/2004
The World of PlayStation®2 Brought to Your Town

40-Foot PlayStation® Patrol Brings Free Videogaming Fun and Entertainment to the Chicago, IL Area WHO: Industry leader Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc., maker of the world's best-selling...

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06/24/2004
Lostprophets Return to the States for Summer Concert Tour

Lostprophets, the groundbreaking band from Wales, will return to the States in July for a series of North American concert dates with the group's Columbia Records labelmates, Midtown, and Eighteen...

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06/24/2004
The Clash's Classic 'London Calling' Album Upgraded to 2-CD Plus DVD Set

In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the release of The Clash's landmark third album, "London Calling" (December 14, 1979 in the U.S.), Epic Records has announced plans to issue a deluxe...

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06/24/2004
Top Names in Hip Hop Remix Classic Tracks From the Isley Brothers for New CD

As fresh as next week's charts, the music of the Isley Brothers continues to exert a powerful influence on the widest cross-section of today's music world -- from the prime movers in hip-hop, R&B,...

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06/23/2004
New Patti Scialfa Album, 23rd Street Lullaby, Debuts at #5 on Billboard Heatseekers Chart

23rd Street Lullaby, the first album of new music from Patti Scialfa since the artist's critically-acclaimed 1993 release, Rumble Doll, has debuted at #5 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart...

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06/23/2004
The World of PlayStation®2 Brought to Your Town

40-Foot PlayStation® Patrol Brings Free Videogaming Fun and Entertainment to the Indianapolis, IN Area WHO: Industry leader Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc., maker of the world's...

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06/22/2004
Xzibit Slated to Guest Host 'Russ Parr Morning Show' On June 23 - 24

The legendary West Coast hip-hop artist Xzibit will guest host the popular radio program, the "Russ Parr Morning Show," on Wednesday, June 23, and Thursday, June 24 (check your local listings)....

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06/17/2004
Bowling For Soup to Perform at Vans Warped Tour 2004

Jive/Zomba recording artists Bowling For Soup are scheduled to perform select dates on the tenth annual VANS WARPED TOUR, America's longest-running touring festival. The festival kicks off June...

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06/16/2004
Sony Computer Entertainment America Celebrates a Decade of Music and Videogames With Sponsorship of Vans Warped Tour®

They said it wouldn't last, but being together for 10 years has further fortified the relationship between music and videogames. As a pioneer in bridging the gap between the two entertainment...

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06/16/2004
Coheed and Cambria Signed to Columbia Records

The unclassifiable rock band Coheed and Cambria has signed with Columbia Records, who, in conjunction with Equal Vision Records, will re-issue the group's watershed album, In Keeping Secrets of...

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06/15/2004
Britney Spears Out for 4 Months

After last week's injury resulting from a fall on the set of her video shoot for "Outrageous" in Queens, NY, Britney Spears underwent arthroscopic knee surgery at a New York hospital. The surgery...

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06/15/2004
PlayStation®2 Supports the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network to Encourage America's Youth to Vote

In an effort to empower young voters to participate in the 2004 election, PlayStation®2 has joined forces with Russell Simmons and the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network (HSAN) in a non-profit,...

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06/15/2004
Anthony Hamilton, R. Kelly, Outkast, Usher, Gospel Artists Donnie McClurkin & Vickie Winans Collect 16 Nominations for BET Awards 2004

With an impressive total of 16 nominations, Zomba Label Group artists Usher (on LaFace Records), R. Kelly (on Jive Records), OutKast (on LaFace Records), Anthony Hamilton (on So So Def Records)...

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06/15/2004
Columbia/FG Records' Hard Rockers Crossfade Soar to #5 on R&R's Active Rock Chart with 'Cold,' Besting Competition Including Hoobastank, Nickelback, Incubus, Audioslave, and The Darkness

Baby, it's "Cold" up here! "Cold," the first single from Columbia, SC-based hard rock quartet Crossfade, has jumped to #5 -- up from #8 last week -- on Radio & Records Active Rock chart. The...

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06/14/2004
Bowling For Soup Releases A Hangover You Don't Deserve September 14, 2004

Texas punkers and Jive/Zomba Recording Artists Bowling For Soup will release their newest CD A Hangover You Don't Deserve, their 3rd for the label, on September 14, 2004. Bowling For Soup went...

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06/14/2004
New PlayStation®2 $149 Price Point Bolsters Sales More Than Twofold Within First 30 Days

Market leader Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. announced today a more than twofold increase in sales since it reduced the price of the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system,...

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06/10/2004
Latest Miles Davis Box Set Arrives in September

SEVEN STEPS: THE COMPLETE COLUMBIA RECORDINGS OF MILES DAVIS, 1963-'64, the seventh box set in Columbia/Legacy's much-honored series of Davis collections, will arrive in stores September 28th. The...

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06/09/2004
Britney Spears Injures Knee on Set of Outrageous Video Shoot

Last night at 11:30 p.m. Britney Spears was on the set of her video shoot for her 4th single "Outrageous." She was shooting the video in Queens, N.Y. and had just completed scenes with Snoop Dogg...

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